The duo consists of Alejandra Ortiz (Colombia) and Luis Maurette (Argentina). Ortiz is an extraordinary songbird, and plays the Colombian cuatro along with percussion. Maurette complements with electronic production, as well as percussion and charango. In their live sets, they process and sample acoustic instruments, moving from tribal beats and songs smudged with electronic textures, to beautiful drones and chants.
Since meeting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA, Lulacruza has performed in over 50 cities, in 5 countries, and released 5 albums: Do Pretty! (2006), Soloina (2008), an EP of remixes called Canta (2009), Circular Tejido (2011) and the upcoming Orcas (2015).
Their music has been included in documentaries in Colombia, Argentina and Mexico, as well as compilations in Japan, Argentina, Italy, the USA, and Venezuela. In 2007, they were chosen as Today’s Top Tune on Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW 89.9. In 2008, they were Artists in Residency at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco, CA, and were recipients of both the Zellerbach Family Foundation grant and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation grant for their multidisciplinary performances and social reach. In 2009 and 2011, their second and fourth albums were included in the prestigious Club del Disco catalogue in Argentina.
They are based in Buenos Aires (Argentina). All their music is Pay-What-You-Want at www.music.lulacruza.com
Remix 1 Evan Bluetech
Remix 2 Adam Starr